He wanted to be a new kid on the block.
A 13-year-old Chinese girl is being compared to Disney’s “Mulan” protagonist after she lied about her gender to join a boys’ group.
“I apologize to everyone who believes in me,” Fu Jiayuan wrote on China’s Weibo microblogging platform, claiming he did his masquerade because he was “young and ignorant”.
According to the statement, Fu showed himself as a young man, so he became a member of the leading camp of the YGN Youth Club, which is a complex program that targets boys between the ages of 11 and 13. , teaches the necessary dance and vocal skills to become rich and popular pop stars. A study titled “White Paper on the Idol Industry and Fan Economy in 2019” predicts that China’s idol economy will reach $ 15 billion by 2020.
The aspiring diva was never an official member of the group, only at a training camp, but she appeared in videos depicting a short hairstyle called “Shakespeare in love” during the training, according to the Daily Mail. After Weu’s sharp-eyed users showed that she was actually a girl, Fu’s cover was blown away.
The YGN Youth Club claims that Fu has since managed to get under the radar because the tests were conducted online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our staff was negligent in the work process,” the pop star salesman wrote. “In the future, we will strictly adhere to the company’s rules and regulations.”
According to the statement, the singer, upset by the gloom, vowed “never to appear in the entertainment industry or on any video platforms in the future.”
Still, some Weibo users have been praising Funi Moxi ever since. In fact, many likened him to the Chinese folk hero Mulan, who showed himself to be a man to stop the Huns from invading China when his father was too weak to fight. He starred in the 1998 Disney movie of the same name.
“The look of idol groups these days is so androgynous, so it’s hard to say,” said one of the new fans. “Just let him join.”
In fact, China has put more and more limits on the entertainment industry as it promotes “flawless” styles and “rude influencers” in its programs.